Spring arrived in Ontario in fits and starts. Just as the early flowers began to emerge, we had a dusting of snow. School continued online because of the pandemic surge. As usual a pair of nesting geese arrived along with their goslings.
Little by little I’m transitioning the photographic record of our lives to these gallery pages. It’s a work in (slow) progress.
Some hints of warmth with winter aconite and snowdrops emerging. In the background, the COVID-19 pandemic has roared back to life. School is going back to remote work.
We spent much of the moment putting the finishing touches on more audition recordings and Tessa’s Kiwanis videos.
A typical cold snowy January, sheltering against the elements and against the pandemic.
In all ways, except for the pandemic, it was a normal October here. The trees were magnificent this year. No trick-or-treating for Halloween; but pumpkin-carving and scary movie night were just fine.
We spent a wonderful week in August up in the Muskoka lakes region. It was a relaxing time, reconnecting as a family, playing on the river, reading and napping.
July 2020 was a hot and dry month. Still in quarantine but the garden was insanely prolific.
The pandemic is still ongoing. Tessa started her Interlochen Online camp.
With the COVID-19 pandemic in full-swing, we spent the days tending plants in the greenhouse, dealing with the pups, and had a (very cold!) campout in the tent.
April is always such an unpredictable month in Ontario. Snow and ice are possible. But so are beautiful warm days. With both the snow and our schedules cleared, we had the chance to explore in the woods around the lakes behind our properties. We found that the beavers had been incredibly busy. Tessa played in a “Salut d’Amour” contest and was recognized by Nicola Benedetti.